Week in Pictures: Joe Brooke, Curry Goat, Kaboom, Mailboxes + More

Bartender Los Angeles

January 11, 2012 - Noted bartender Joe Brooke prepared Scotch cocktails at the dineL.A. Restaurant Week launch party. He recently left Next Door Lounge, but said he plans to re-emerge this spring on a new bar project near The Original Farmers Market.

Every week involves a steady stream of food, drinks and people. Of course not every taste or conversation is post-able, but the range of experiences is usually pretty amazing. Lucky me. Discover highlights from January 9 – 15, 2012, some of which will help to fuel full posts.

Fish Los Angeles

January 10, 2012 – King’s Seafood Co. Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey Goodman led a media preview of Water Grill, a retooled restaurant slated to reopen in late January in downtown’s Pacific Center. Dishes on on the menu include mesquite-grilled Morro Bay swordfish.

Korean Food Los Angeles

January 10, 2012Baek Ha Chong has specialized in Korean pork dishes for approximately 25 years, including bossam, a dish that involved dipping steamed pork belly in shrimp sauce, and wrapping the slices in cabbage with kimchi and spicy radish. Frozen oysters are also an option at the family-run restaurant, an option we did not take.

Jamaican Food Los Angeles

January 12, 2012Kaboom opened two months ago in Mid-City, across from the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center. Roy, a native of Jamaica and the chef, owns the colorful restaurant with wife Agnes and prepares dishes like brown stew chicken and curry goat.

Mailboxes Los Angeles

January 14, 2012M.B. Post debuted weekend brunch to start 2012. The dishes may differ from dinner, but core elements remain the same, including vintage mailboxes near the entrance.

Beer Los Angeles

January 15, 2012Golden Road brewmaster Jon Carpenter produced several new beers for the Golden Road Brewing grand opening, including El Hefe Anejo, a tequila barrel aged hefeweizen with 100% organic agave and mesquite honey; and Rye on the Palate. Golden Road owners Tony Yanow and Meg Gill also debuted canned Hefeweizen and Point the Way IPA.


Joshua Lurie

Joshua Lurie founded FoodGPS in 2005. Read about him here.

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